Amy Poehler 'Instantly Loved But Eventually Hated' Cocaine

by Antoinette Bueno 12:23 PM PDT, October 15, 2014
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First she got real about divorce, and now it's on to drug use -- Parks and Recreation star Amy Poehler has nothing to hide.

In her new memor Yes, Please, the beloved Saturday Night Live alum, 43, and Tina Fey bestie admits using both cocaine and ecstasy in her 20s.

The chapter, aptly titled "Obligatory Drug Stories" (via The Mirror), offers this candid confession: "I tried cocaine, which I instantly loved but eventually hated. Cocaine is terrific if you want to hang out with people you don't know very well and play ping-pong all night. It's bad for almost everything else … The day after cocaine is rough."

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She also recalls taking ecstasy at a memorable UCB (comedy group United Citizens Brigade) New Year's Eve party.

The crowd "danced and drank water and loved each other," she remembers.

Though much like her experience with cocaine, the next day was predictably awful.

"I also remember the next day when I thought I had no friends, and I was so sad I wanted to sink into the carpet and permanently live there," she admits.

And it's exactly these drug hangovers that Poehler says she "can't pull off anymore" now that she's a mother to her two sons, Archie and Abel.

"How do you explain to a four and six-year-old that you can't play Rescue Bots because you have to spend all day in bed eating Cape Cod potato chips and watching The Bicycle Thief?"

She does, however, still admit to using marijuana occasionally.

"I can't perform, drive or write stoned, and therefore I smoke pot a lot less than I used to," she writes.

As previously reported, in her new memoir, Poehler also surprisingly delves into her personal experience with divorce for the first time. She announced in Sept. 2012 that she and actor Will Arnett, 44, were separating after nine years of marriage.

"When you are a person going through a divorce, you feel incredibly alone, yet you are constantly reminded by society of how frequently divorce happens and how common it has become," she writes. "You aren't allowed to feel special, but no one knows the specific ways you are in pain ... Getting a divorce really sucks."

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Check out more of her candid divorce confessions in the video below.